Derek knows that I love caramel apples... my mom used to make them for us when we were kids, and I will probably do the same when Anders gets a bit older, but this just wasn't the year for me to make this treat. Caramel apples seem a little finicky because double boiling anything just seems complicated. So instead Derek surprised me with this caramel apple from the store. It was the perfect treat to bring the Halloween mood on Monday.
I was pretty excited to see how Anders would handle the pumpkin goo. Anders was a little tentative at first patting the seeds but before we knew it he was squealing away and had the bowl of seeds dumped all over the table.
Derek ended up staying home from work today and I was not even sure if we would get out of bed since we had an awful night. But with some major rest throughout the day I was able to get up and put up a few decorations and get caught up in the Halloween excitement. It was so fun to see everyone out and getting ready for the night. By 6:00 pm we had our first "Trick or Treat!" and we were able to hand out some candy. Anders got involved by greeting the kiddies at the door and was sad to see them go. Instead of walking outside we decided to go for a drive to see all the decorations and excitement. It was a nice compromise for our sickly house, but I am so excited to get out next year. Fingers crossed that we don't get sick again!:)